N'Golo Kante has been handed the No. 7 shirt next season for Chelsea after his £32 million move from Premier League champions Leicester.
Kante, who is currently on an extended vacation, is yet to join up with the Blues following his involvement at Euro 2016 with hosts France, but will meet his new teammates this week for their tour of the United States.
Kante follows Brazil midfielder Ramires in wearing the No. 7, after the former Benfica star joined Jiangsu Suning in January.
The Antonio Conte era at Chelsea is only two preseason games young, but early indications suggest the manager will field two genuine front men this campaign; Conte pushed two players forward in both the 2-0 defeat at Rapid Vienna and the 3-0 win over RZ Pellets, a marked departure from the lone striker system preferred by Jose Mourinho.
The agent of Napoli defender Kaludou Koulibaly has reiterated his client's desire to leave the Serie A club, confirming that both Chelsea and Everton are still interested in signing him.
Koulibaly has just a year left to run on his contract with the Azzurri, who have been trying to convince him to extend that deal. However, his agent Bruno Satin says they are unlikely to succeed with Koulibaly's mind already made up.
"Let's be clear about it, I was in Dimaro [Napoli's preseason training camp] last...
Michy Batshuayi says he has fulfilled a "childhood dream" by joining Chelsea.
The 22-year-old completed his move from Marseille earlier this month, and the Belgium international left for the U.S. on Sunday for their preseason tour in the International Champions Cup.
Batshuayi, who already scored for his new club in a friendly against Austrian side Atus Ferlach last week, said he can already tell the Chelsea have lofty goals for the upcoming season.
"It feels fantastic to be here, it's a...